Young fishers compete in the Third Junior Fishing Competition

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FORTY-SIX youngsters took place in the Third Junior Fishing Competition on La Herradura beach, which was open to children aged 14 and under.

In the under 10s category, Hector Sanchez de la Monja took first prize with a 1,056 gram total catch, followed by Miriam Gonzalez Martos with 936 grams and Francisco Padial Martin with 622 grams. Francisco also won the prize for the biggest single piece weighing in at 301 grams.

Meanwhile in the 11 to 14-year-olds’ category the winner was Marta Lopez Gracia with a total catch of 603 grams followed by Tania Pez Molina with 440 grams and Andrea Gorreta Uceda with 398 grams.

The event was organised by the Costa Tropical de Almuñecar Fishing Club with collaboration from the municipal sports department and sponsored by Broncesva, DPesca and Pescamar.

Fishing lasted two hours on the beach, before participants and their families moved to Restaurante Almanza for their catches to be weighed up and classified. Along with trophies for the winners there were surprise gifts and a raffle.

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